Where does the week go? On Monday, we wish it was Friday, which seems so far away. Then it’s suddenly here and we wonder where the week went. Does this happen to you too or is just me? It was another great week here and I appreciated your feedback on How to Navigate the Financial World after Graduation.
In a recent article on NBC News, The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) reports that student loan debt is hurting the broader economy, not just those struggling to pay back loans. On Monday, I’ll be sharing some of my thoughts on the questions parents need to ask themselves and their children before sending them to college.
A Few Good Reads
Lots of great stuff this week and here are a few of the posts that made me cheer, laugh and think. Grab your favorite beverage and enjoy!
Tonya at Budget and the Beach admitted her “sins” in Confessions. I won’t share her secrets; you’ll have to read her post to find them out for yourself.
Pauline at Reach Financial Independence is helping a reader Get on Track with Her Finances. She’s 21 years old and wants to be financially independent. Can we clone her? Love her for wanting to do this at such a young age and Pauline for helping her out.
Tony from We Only Do This Once had a fantastic guest post from Dr. Noa Kageyama who asked a very important question, Are We Afraid of the Wrong Things? A thought-provoking article on how we eventually regret the things we didn’t do more than the things we did do and failed.
Jen from The Happy Homeowner announced Why I Will Never Regret a Dime Spent on Vacations. I must share my favorite sentence—”I no longer look at money as a means for instant gratification, a green light to spend myself into oblivion, or something that can be used/abused without consequence.” Congratulations on living the sweet life, Jen and spending your money on the things that truly matter to you. May we all follow your lead.
Eva from Teen Got Cents was featured on Canadian Budget Binder and shared how she Budgets Cash Using the Envelope System. Eva’s parents start teaching how to handle money when she was 5 years old and today at 17, Eva is more financially literate than most adults. We need to clone her too.
Glen from Monster Piggy Bank posed the question Do You Trust Your Partner with Money? after observing how two different couples handled their money. And the answer is—yes, I do.
Matt from Mom and Dad Money shared The Basics of Estate Planning. While I believe everyone should make sure their estate is in order, it is incredibly important that parents have one to ensure their kids have designated guardians.
And to leave you on a lighter note, I’m going to end with a chuckle-worthy post from Anna at Are Ya Gonna Eat that on Men, On First Dates, Please Don’t.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms and enjoy your weekend everyone!
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